Highbridge, Somerset


Project Description

Data 1436 250sq mm driven precast concrete piles 
Client  Countryside Properties
Type of contract  Design and build contract
Construction period  October 2022 – January 2024

The old market town of Highbridge in Somerset is conveniently located, offering quick access to both Bristol and Exeter for its residents. Over the past two years, Countryside Properties have been developing a major scheme in the area to facilitate a range of 2, 3, and 4 bedroom homes.

Over four visits spanning a 15 month period between October 2022 and January 2024, Aarsleff have installed a total of 1436 driven precast concrete piles to act as foundations for the new homes. These visits have been coordinated to ensure that overall project programme can be well maintained without idling or affecting follow on trade.

This is one of the key reasons why precast concrete driven piles are an optimal solution for residential developments. As Aarsleff manage their own supply chain, the ability to offer just in time delivery of piles to site ensures that programmes can be managed without needed large storage areas on site.

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Case Study

A leading UK ground engineering specialist, focusing on multi-discipline excellence and value engineering. We design and deliver some of the UK’s largest ground engineering projects.

Our vision is to bring confidence to those constructing the landscape of tomorrow .

1947. Central Jutland, Denmark. Per Aarsleff borrowed 10,000 Danish Kroner from his father’s life insurance, bought an excavator, and founded Northern Europe’s leading contracting company.

Our biggest asset, our team is composed of the leading experts in ground engineering. Working with collaboration and cohesion at the core of our business, we can guarantee a quick and founded answer to all your questions.

We recruit and reward our people based on our ‘Step into the Blue’ company culture, where we embrace the core values of Life and Health, Trust, and Responsibility.

We do everything to ensure our team and yours work safely on our sites. With our core value of Life & Health, we see safety as a cultural pillar.

Our ISO accreditations are an assurance to you that we take governance seriously. Read our policies to discover more.

The projects that keep society running. Bridges, buildings, transit and rail facilities, embankment support, marine and offshore facilities, mines, airports, and water projects.

Keeping things turning. Sewage Treatment Works, Waste Water Treatment Works, Wind Farms and Wind Turbines, Biomass Plants, and Power stations.

Meeting society’s needs. Nursing and care homes, MOD buildings, Schools and Universities, and small or large-sized residential developments.

Staying on the move. Remediation, bridges, and foundation work are integral to keeping the industry running smoothly.

The landscape of the marketplace. Mega-retail sheds, distribution warehouses, University accommodation, and major supermarket and household name units.

Keeping things afloat. Ports and harbours, coastal defences, river embankments and inland waterways.